The police in Lagos state have arrested a 44-year-old woman who allegedly used her 10-year-old niece as a drug courier.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made the disclosure on Tuesday while parading the suspect before newsmen at the police command’s headquarters in Ikeja.
Mr Hundeyin said that the suspect was arrested last Wednesday after her niece was found roaming the streets and was brought to the Pen Cinema Police Division in Agege.
Mr Hundeyin said that the divisional police officer consequently directed that the girl should bathe while the police would look for her parents.
He explained that while the girl was trying to bathe, the police discovered a substance suspected to be Colorado, which was planted in her panties.
“The discovery prompted further questions, which revealed that this has been going on for a long time; so, we had to extend the investigation to her house, and we were able to bring her guardian (the suspect) to the police station.
“She did not deny it. She admitted that this had been her way to courier drugs from her house to the shop where she sells them to beat police checks.
“That is why we are exposing her to Nigerians,” he said.
The image maker said that the girl would be handed over to her family while the suspect would be prosecuted.